November 24, 2020

Elegance Christmas Cards with Shanna

Hello and welcome! This is Shanna with Caffeinated Craftiness and I am here to share some simple and elegant Christmas Slimline cards!!

I love a card that comes together easily, as I don't always have as much time as I would like to create.  This card is a breeze to assemble. The Fancy Swirl Christmas Tree is the star of the show and heat embosses BEAUTIFULLY!  Add in the Merry Christmas Brush sentiment and it's a perfect match!

For my first card, I heat embossed both stamps in a gold embossing powder--so pretty in real life!  I wanted to add some contrast and used ink blending to do so.  This card uses Distress Oxides in Antique Linen and Crackling Campfire.  I went heavier on the application of ink around the edges, blending lighter toward the center of the tree.  It automatically draws your eye inwards, keeping the focus on the tree despite the longer card base of a slimline.  I used up a scrap of gold Rinea foil paper to create a cute and shiny bow as well.

For my second card I kept the same arrangement--just switched up my colors!  I used a rose gold embossing powder and Forest Moss and Tattered Rose Distress Oxides.  I really like the contrast with the dark green around the edges.  These are 2 colors I would have NEVER blended side-by-side prior to this card, but I am so glad I did!  A few scattered sequins for Ornaments added a bit more bling to this card for a different look than the first.  

What are the embellishments you reach for most in your crafting??  I love sequins and such--but that foil paper from Rinea is another fun way to embellish too!  

You can find more inspiration, and share your own fabulous projects in the Crackerbox and Suzy Flaunt it if You Made it Facebook group!  There is a monthly sale kicking off today as well, be sure to check your wishlist and shop!! Visit the sale categories HERE.

That wraps up my post for today, I will be back here soon with another dose of red rubber inspiration!  Be sure to follow along with me over on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with all my caffeinated adventures!  Till next time, bye!

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  1. The design and palette are so elegant and dainty! Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

  2. Both of these are breath taking beautiful!!


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